Author(s): Gard, Robert E.
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 1966

In 1966, the National Council on the Arts awarded its first grant for development of the arts in small communities. The three-year grant, reflecting the Council's concern for arts at the grass-roots level, was awarded to the Office of Community Arts Development, Wisconsin Idea Theatre of University Extension, The University of Wisconsin, Madison. The grant, financed by the National Endowment for the Arts, was to be an extension of the aims of the Wisconsin Idea Theatre and dealt specifically with ways of developing greater interest and participation in the arts in communities of 10,000 or less

Author(s): Arts Council of America
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1964

Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference of the Arts Councils of America, held in Washington, DC, June 16-19, 1965. The theme of the conference was The Arts: A Central Element of a Good Society. The speeches and panel discussion are published in edited form.

Author(s): Gould, Samuel B.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1964

You are very kind to invite me to participate in this meeting, which has such national significance in centering attention upon the performing arts. My gratitude for your kindness is tempered with a certain amount of diffidence, however, since I recognize full well that many of you are far more involved in the arts than I am. You, or at least many of you, are familiar with the detailed operations of orchestras, the theatre, and dance groups, while I am not. But I know we share together an understanding that the arts are vitally important to us as individuals, to our communities, and to our

Author(s): Adams, William Howard
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1962

Papers presented at a conference held in Columbia, Missouri, November 17 and 18, 1963 by University of Missouri and the Governor's Committee on the Arts.

Author(s): Suehsdorf, Adolf
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1961

This book has been created for the National Cultural Center. The national center for the performing arts is about to be built in Washington. Creative America is conceived in its spirit. It is a book about creation in all the arts. It is not a survey or an encyclopedia. But it is an attempt to picture the circle of creation: It starts with the sources of inspiration. It shows work beginning - the first struggle with an idea and the attempt to put it on paper, or on canvas, or in stone, or on stage. Elation is there as the work advances. So is dejection. There is the finished work -

Author(s): Community Arts Service Committee
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1959

The arts in the are being explored and enjoyed today on a scale that few would have ever thought possible a mere twenty years ago. In every community we see the formation of new symphony orchestras, theatrical groups, film societies, art schools, dance companies. Encouraging in their profusion, there is at the same time the possibility that they may develop without sufficient consideration for the actual cultural needs of the community at large. There may be wasteful duplication of effort in one field of the arts and total neglect of another. There may be vast, as yet unchanneled artistic